Monday February 6 7:00 pm
Antje Petty, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. Her program is titled "Jakob Sternberger: A Forty-Eighter and Farmer in Wisconsin." He was a German speaking immigrant from Bohemia. Max Kade has an extensive letter collection from his family that this program is based on.
Note: this is a Zoom meeting. Members will receive a link to the presentation prior to the meeting. Not a member? Join here.
March 6, our own John Wasserstrass will be presenting a program based on his wonderful adventure with Family Tree Tours to Northwest Germany in May 2022.
April 3, Edward Langer will speak of the emigration of German and Czechs from the district of Landskron/Lanškroun in Northeast Bohemia to Wisconsin. The largest settlement of German emigrants were in the Marshall/Waterloo/Watertown area. In 2019, the town of Lanškroun bestowed the town medal to him for his research efforts and work to increase understanding between the people of Lanškroun and the descendants of the emigres.
May 1, Laura Kaatz will give us a travelogue of her husband's ancestral Prussian towns. Laura is one of the administrator of the Facebook group: “German Genealogy - Prussia, Austro-Hungary, Russia, Denmark, Swiss & more!” Even before her program I suggest that you check out that Facebook group, they offer so much assistance to fellow members in addition to seeing beautiful pictures, both historic and current cities in the covered countries.
June 5, Debra Dudek will provide ways to widen our search for birth dates and locations as well as naturalizations from a variety of underutilized resources. Her program is aptly titled “Unusual Places to Find Birth and Naturalization” .
If you have a topic of interest or a speaker that you think would be appropriate for our group, please email Carole Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of the month except for January, July and September. Meetings are currently held only on Zoom. GIG members will receive an email link to join the Zoom presentation prior to the meeting. Not a member? click here.
Normally we meet at 7:00 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church located at 2921 Mt. Zion Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin.